25 Lines and Fewer


ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the current Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

Break of Day

By John Donne

Bright Copper Kettles

By Vijay Seshadri

Broken Promises

By David Kirby

[Buffalo Bill 's]

By E. E. Cummings


By Karl Shapiro

Burning the Old Year

By Naomi Shihab Nye


By Amy Beeder

Carmel Highlands

By Janet Loxley Lewis


By Rebecca Lindenberg

Catch a Little Rhyme

By Eve Merriam